Tag: Hillsborough County School District

National tests bring celebrations, and some cautions, for Florida’s urban school districts

We’ve written before about the improving results in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the potential for improvement in Duval County. The latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show those positive trends continue. But they also show there’s still work to do. Urban school districts may have shown[Read More…]

New proposals for charter school collaboration in Central Florida

Three large school districts along Florida’s I-4 corridor are angling for grants that could help them draw nationally recognized charter school networks to low-income neighborhoods. The Orange, Polk and Hillsborough County school districts applied this month for $2.5 million in funding from round two of the Florida Department of Education’s district-charter collaboration program.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Charter schools, censorship, unions and more

Charter schools. The Orlando Science School, a STEM-focused charter school, is expanding to Seminole County with a long waiting list. WKMG. An investigation finds a charter school repaying money it never borrowed. Palm Beach Post. Teachers unions. Broward’s ex-union leader faces new federal fraud charges. South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Homelessness. Teachers and[Read More…]